William "Leon" Patrick
William "Leon" Patrick passed away on Nov. 30, 2014 at the age of 65. He was a devoted husband, father and poppa. If you wanted to see a big smile on his face, just ask him about his grandchildren. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps for six years and is a Vietnam veteran. He received various military honors. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service. He is preceded in death by his mother; Mabel Patrick and brother; Denny Brooks. He is survived by his wife of 42 years; Pat Kennedy Patrick. Daughters; Leslie Sims (Mike) and Wendi Ezekiel (Matt). Sister; Connie Patrick. He is "Poppa" to Luke, Logan, Lawson Sims and Carissa Ezekiel. Numerous extended family and friends. Funeral service will be at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service and burial will follow at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. Dr. Levan Parker will be officiating.
"I'll only be gone for a little while."
My dearest Carissa, Matt and Wendi,
Only time can make the pain a little easier. Poppa was such a good man to all of you, his love, his kind gestures and his fun stories. A mentor to my son and the father of my beloved daughter in law.
Leon, you will be missed more than you know. Send gentle love to our family and to Pat. God speed buddy!
In our darkest days we must remember the light. Leon always had a smile, never to show any pain, a true fighter in every sense of the word. I remember explaining to Carissa the importance of Veterans Day, for people like Leon, who served our county to fight for our freedoms, today Leon shall be honored, for being a strong man, dedicated to his family, today he walks with Jesus, without his pain, without his cane, out there fishing in the beautiful lakes of heaven, watching over his family. While you grieve, he is feeling better than ever, but will be with you in spirit to comfort you as these dark days pass
I am so sorry to read of Leon's passing!! I would have been there had I known. Leon will be missed by family and friends but through God's promise we will meet again someday!